I want to be honest about my anger; I want to scream and yell and say something mean, cruel and offensive regarding the behavior of rich spoiled grown up boys in the NFL, who as a result of living here in the United States, have been given an opportunity to play a game while being paid millions and millions of dollars because of their God-given athletic ability. I want to scream and yell at the owners and coaches; I want to say something cruel and offensive to many of these cowards because they were so greatly offended by a sitting president who saw fit to call them out that many of them reacted by having a temper tantrum under the guise of supporting their new group of social justice warriors. I want to really scream and say something powerful and bombastic to them and point to their blatant hypocrisy as they pretend to stand with their employees, these so-called social justice warriors when actually most of us recognize that they are no more interested in their players so-called social justice stance than they are the guy selling hot dogs in the stadium. I want to scream and yell and point to the fact that these same owners and coaches of these social justice warriors posing as NFL players, are really about making millions and millions of dollars off the backs of their athletic ability until their athletic ability wanes, and then their so-called new social justice warrior will be tossed aside like day old lunch.
I want to be honest about my anger; I want to scream and yell and say something offensive to the sports announcers, writers as well as a host of other celebrity types, who continue to lecture the rest of America because of our disapproval of such behavior, on our so-called ignorance of the real issues in our country. I want to scream and yell and say something really offensive when we are lectured on how these social justice warriors are utilizing their so-called platforms to bring awareness of the social inequities in our country by taking a knee, hiding in a locker room or raising a clenched fist, after which they leave the playing field to go to their million dollar homes surrounded by the economic pleasures that only about 1% of Americans ever achieve. I want to scream and yell and say something offensive to those who think this behavior is somehow the new model for us to pursue as Americans; the new model on how we improve society, the new model on how we move forward in trying times.
I want to be honest about my anger; I want to scream and yell and point to the millions of Americans who never had the athletic ability to utilize the pseudo-platform of the NFL, the NBA or any other major sports association; instead those same Americans looking to make a real difference pursued a real platform by which to alleviate the pain and suffering in our society; they pursued a platform by which to defend the defenseless in our cities; they chose a platform which required honor, integrity, character of action by which to defend the safety and security of America; they pursued a platform that also required a willingness to lay down their lives to defend other Americans rights to hide in a locker room, to kneel during our national anthem, or to burn the American flag. These are the platforms pursued by the real heroes, the real warriors, the real patriots who understand that “service is a sacred duty of a free people” and in doing so, live out their lives in pursuit of justice, in pursuit of security in pursuit of the American dream, and they do so as American law enforcement officers, American Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)